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Charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

We’re in love with this simple Charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta recipe 💚 Perfect for this busy part of the year, ready for the table in a matter of minutes, and 100% keto friendly!


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets and stalk cut into small pieces

  • 3 tsp olive oil

  • 200g penne or fusilli

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts

  • pinch of chilli flakes

  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced

  • Grated parmesan


  • STEP 1 Heat a frying pan to med, drizzle 1 tsp of the oil. Add broccoli and toss together. Grill for 8-10 mins, tossing around halfway through, until crispy and charred.

  • STEP 2 Cook the pasta in salted water following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a cup of the cooking water.

  • STEP 3 Add the garlic, walnuts and chilli to the pan with the broccoli and fry for 3-4 mins until golden.

  • STEP 4 Tip in the pasta, lemon zest and juice, reserving a little of the zest. Add a splash of the reserved cooking water and toss everything together to coat the pasta. Serve in warmed bowls with the remaining lemon zest and parmesan scattered over.


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